Leadership & Command News

  • The 2005 Firefighter Safety Challenge

    Recently, the United States Fire Administration (USFA) released a report summarizing the 107 firefighter deaths that occurred in 2004.

    News • January 14th, 2005

  • Small Towns Roll the Dice When Fire Breaks Out

    When a fire breaks out in this small central Massachusetts town, Fire Chief Robert P. Parsons knows he can count on his on-call firefighters. How many he can count on, however, is another question.

    News • October 3rd, 2004

  • 'Ladder 49' Puts 'Hero' in Proper Perspective

    I'm not sure firefighters could be any more admired and appreciated than they have been since Sept. 11. But should there be some stray soul who has remained unmoved by the courage required to walk through the doors of a firehouse, much less those of a...

    News • October 2nd, 2004

  • Ladder 49 Stars Discuss Walking in the Footsteps of Bravest

    A cast of actors who regularly walk in other’s shoes, liked the idea that these steps they took were extraordinarily special

    News • October 1st, 2004

  • Ladder 49 Actor Interview: Kevin Chapman

    Chapman said he learned firsthand about the real sense of brotherhood and camaraderie among firefighters.

    News • October 1st, 2004

  • Actor Interview: Robert Patrick

    Robert Patrick, widely recognized as the cop in Terminator II whose liquid body simply let the bullets pass through, easily fits into his role as a veteran firefighter in Ladder 49.

    News • October 1st, 2004

  • Baltimore Fire Lieutenant Shares Experience As 'Ladder 49' Technical Advisor

    Lt. Mark Yant of the Baltimore City Fire Department got involved in a lot more than he bargained for when he agreed to serve as Technical Advisor to movie makers on 'Ladder 49.'

    News • September 29th, 2004

  • Ladder 49 Has Baltimore Premier

    The actors revisit the city where the latest and greatest movie about firefightes was made.

    News • September 28th, 2004

  • Ladder 49 Cast, Crew Keep it Real

    John Travolta can't see the hand before his face, but he can feel the heat.

    News • September 26th, 2004

  • Maryland Bravest Travolta Guests At L-49 Premier

    Three Prince George's County firefighters beamed Monday evening as they arrived at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre for the "Ladder 49" world premiere, as personal guests of John Travolta.

    News • September 23rd, 2004

  • Stars of Ladder 49 Greet Firehouse.com Winners at World Premiere

    Firefighter Eric Levine of the Bridgeport, Connecticut Fire Department thought it was a joke when he got a phone call telling him he had won Firehouse.com's trip to Hollywood for the "Ladder 49" world premiere. He still couldn't believe it while he...

    News • September 22nd, 2004

  • Firefighters at Sneak Preview: Realism, Family Life Strong in Ladder 49

    As the credits rolled at the end of a pre-release showing of the movie Ladder 49, a story based on the lives of firefighters in a Baltimore fire house, the over 300 viewers rose from their seats and applauded the Disney Studio effort starring John...

    News • August 16th, 2004

  • Fire Chief, Julius "Joe" Cherry To Lead Sacramento

    Swearing in Monday, June 7.

    News • June 4th, 2004

  • NIMS: The Lasting Legacy of 9/11

    The training experts at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute have created an online course to help first responders understand the concepts and principles underlying NIMS . • http://training.fema.gov/EMIWEB/IS/is700.asp

    News • June 3rd, 2004

  • Former-New York Volunteer Firefighter Earns 50-Year Badge

    To celebrate his 50 years of service with the Lynbrook Volunteer Fire Department in New York, it would have been customary for Margate resident Pasquale ''Pat'' Cestone to fly up north and attend a big dinner in his honor.

    News • May 28th, 2004